My father has a 2011 13" MBA which has served him well. Recently he approached me on possibly replacing it. He didn't mention why as it is working fine and his computing needs are light (e-mail, word processing, Internet browsing) I haven't had an opportunity to speak with him about his needs but I've been giving a replacement device some thought. This unit replaced a previous 13.3" MacBook Pro (Mid-2010, 7,1 version) not because the MBP was under powered for his needs but I thought the smaller size of the MBA, along with the SSD performance, would be more to his liking. To my surprise he mentioned the MBA felt a little too thin for his comfort. While he hasn't complained about the size he did imply, or I inferred, the larger size of the MBP was more to his liking. Now I have to try and recommend some options for him. I immediately thought of the MacBook but if he thought the MBA was too thin the MacBook is out. The new MBP is an option but, even the entry model, is overkill for his needs. Plus it's approaching the thinness of the MBA. A new, as in never owned but technology dated, MBA is a possibility but it's the same form factor he's already expressed a lack of preference. I've considered a used, late model, 13.3" MBP which has the form factor he enjoyed before. But this is a discontinued product. Anyone faced a similar issue? If so what did you ultimately do? Once I have the chance to speak to my father I can get his input but wanted to have some pros and cons from others.